Developed World

The Number 1 Secret to Productivity!

What is the key to productivity? How do some people consistently produce large quantities of groundbreaking work? It's not magic. They all utilize this one simple secret.<p>In business, everyone is looking for productivity hacks. You want to work less and do more. Even if you love your job, it's only …

Happiness

The Benefits of Being an Older Mother

The baby-making dictum is about as old as childbearing itself: Have your children while you’re young; they’re healthier, you’re healthier, everyone’s …

Parenting

White America is tops in the developed world when it comes to death by drugs, alcohol, and suicide

Despair is growing among middle-aged white Americans, and researchers aren’t sure why.<p>The rate of deaths by drugs, alcohol, and suicide for that demographic group has been rising since the mid-1990s, according to a new paper published by the Brookings Institution. Since then, that rate has …

Developed Countries

Populism emerges as key economic influence

In recent years Ray Dalio, head of the Bridgewater hedge fund, has penned many high-minded, and hefty, reports on monetary policy, markets and macro …

Economics

A Tectonic Shift In Global Returns?

From the Financial Crisis lows in March 2009, the global rally in equities has been primarily US-centric. While the MSCI US equity index is up over …

Stocks

JUST DO IT.

We currently live in Elysium — the heaven on earth.<p>1. We are privileged<p>Think about it. If you are a Westerner, from Europe, from America, or much of …

Street Photography

Meet the 'mega monk' changing our attitude to happiness, one tweet at a time

There is a long-standing theory in the science of happiness that we each have a set point we return to; a happy medium, however high the highs or low the lows, in between.<p>This ‘hedonic adaptability’ means that even as we achieve our dreams - finding true love, starting a family, making a million – …

Mindfulness

Going down under: Dealing with depression

Written by Himadri Shekhar |<p>(Illustration: Subrata Dhar)<p>I arrived in Sydney in January 2016. I uprooted my relatively stable 12-year-old life in …

Depression

Goodbye deflation, hello inflation: investors position for turnaround

LONDON (Reuters) - The demons of deflation are being consigned to the past by a pick-up in price pressures globally, prompting investors to seek …

World Economy

Secrets of the World’s Best Workplaces

Good morning.<p>How do you get on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list? It starts with heart, says Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels. “We …

Emerging Markets

The Secret to Spending Time Abroad in Retirement

Make the most of an extra-long vacation.<p>One great thing about travel in retirement: You have more than two weeks of vacation days. Just as you might …

Retirement

Record Profits, Little to No Taxes Paid

Republicans love to claim that America’s corporate taxes are the highest in the developed world. This is a lie. The <i>marginal</i> tax rates, up to 35%, are …

Taxes

Easy Answers And Challenging Questions

Economic Growth is the result of longer-term trends of technological innovation and demographics rather than monetary and fiscal policy.<p>Easy answers …

Business

Global Growth Slows For First Time In 6 Months

Global economic growth lost a little momentum in February, according to PMI survey data, but remained robust. The JPMorgan Global PMI™, compiled by …

Developed Countries

An elderly man dedicates himself to saving lives at Japan’s ‘suicide cliffs’

Developed Countries

Brilliant Photographer Takes on the Raw Contrast Between the Convenience and Impact of Plastic

There is no doubt that we humans have grown very fond of plastic in the past few decades. It is seemingly ubiquitous in modern society, used to wrap …

Plastic

Verrender: Australian principles under attack with penalty rate cut

Australian principles are under attack, starkly illustrated by the recent recommendation by the industrial arbiter to cut the wages of Australia's …

Social Justice

Technoaddicts: turn on, touch in, swipe out

MY NAME is Kate and I’m not an alcoholic. Nor am I addicted to cycling. I have been known to enjoy both however – sometimes simultaneously, and not …

Addiction

How to Spot a Populist Politician

Few terms have had as sudden a resurgence in recent years as populism. It is used daily to describe a phenomenon visiting the developed world, as …

Marine Le Pen

Facebook launches Express wifi in Nairobi, could it be on its way to Uganda

Its no secret that Facebook has been in bed with a few telcos in the developing world about possibilities of breaking barriers to using its services …

Facebook